Christian teenager arrested for liking the Kaaba’s picture on Facebook

Nabeel Masih, a young teenaged boy from Chak 66, Bhai Pheru, District Kasur was arrested and charged under sections 295/295A under the Pakistan Penal Code a few days ago.

295 is ‘Injuring or defiling place of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class.’

295-A is ‘Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs’

Those do sound heinous. So what had Nabeel done?

He had clicked “like” on a picture of Khane Kaaba on Facebook.